Jurors in William Roache's ongoing trial have been instructed to put emotions aside as they reach their verdict.
Mr. Justice Timothy Holroyde, who is presiding over the trial at Preston Crown Court, has begun his summary of the court case, in which the 'Coronation Street' star stands accused of two rapes and four sexual assaults against girls under the age of 16 between 1965 and 1971.
Speaking in court today (03.02.14), the judge called for a "cool-headed appraisal" of the evidence given in the trial, which includes the testimonies of five women who have accused the 81-year-old actor.
Judge Holroyde said: "Emotions must play no part in your decisions. It would only distract from your solemn duty in accordance with the oath or affirmation you made at the start of the trial to return true verdicts according to the evidence.
"What is needed is a cool-headed appraisal of the evidence you have heard. So concentrate on those aspects of the evidence which you think are important to your verdict."
William was accused of assaulting the women in the dressing rooms and toilets of Granada Studios in Manchester, where 'Coronation Street' was once filmed, and in his car. One alleged victim claimed she was raped twice at his homes in Lancashire.
The actor - who has played 'Corrie's' Ken Barlow since 1960 - strenuously denies all charges against him.
Anthony Kiedis says playing football before the Super Bowl was a "dream come true".
The Red Hot Chili Peppers singer and his bandmates joined Bruno Mars during the half-time performance in the NFL game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey last night (02.02.14) and though he enjoyed the occasion, the rocker admits his favourite part of the day was getting onto the pitch during rehearsals.
He said: "We did score touchdowns during rehearsals before they kicked us off the field, which was like a dream come true. Our drummer Chad Smith threw me a touchdown pass - one of the greatest feelings of my life."
The 'Under the Bridge' hitmakers joined Bruno for a performance of their hit 'Give It Away' and found the singer to be an "awesome" collaborator.
Anthony told AccessHollywood.com: "Bruno Mars is a complete and utter gentleman. I gained a ton of respect. He was awesome, intelligent and kind."
His bandmate Flea added: "Bruno is a very nice man and his band are a bunch of sweethearts and it was very nice to work with all of them."
Anthony also admitted the group had been approached to perform at the famous half-time show in the past, but didn't give any details.
He simply said: "The conversation had occurred prior over the years."
Sheryl Crow felt destined to become a mother.
The country singer says getting the all-clear from breast cancer in 2007 shortly after splitting from fiancé Lance Armstrong made her decide to adopt her sons - Wyatt, now six, and three-year-old Levi - because she realised having a family didn't have to occur in the conventional way.
She told the new issue of Britain's HELLO! magazine: "I began the adoption process right after I finished my radiation treatment. I always felt like I was meant to be a mom, but I'd been stuck on how I was supposed to do that. I thought the story was supposed to happen in a different way - you fall in love, you get married, you have children. But fortunately I opened my mind to other options.
"My story started the day I finished my radiation - what my life became since then. I moved to Nashville, closer to home and many great friends. I adopted my children. [Adoption] was not about me wanting a man. I wanted children. I finally realised there was no need for me to keep trying to bring a kid into the world when there are already for many great kids in the world looking for their people."
The 'If It Makes You Happy' singer - who turns 52 next week - feels blessed that her sons share a strong physical resemblance with her family and believes God has been smiling down on her.
Sheryl said: "Both [Wyatt] and Levi have a strong resemblance to my family. I think God has a wacky sense of humour. I waited all these years to be a mom and thought, I'll take whatever you give me - special needs, mixed race, whatever. And he gives me two incredible boys who look just like me."
'Happyish' is likely to be scrapped following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home yesterday (02.02.14) - "drives every scene" in the pilot episode of the Showtime series, and with network bosses fighting a year to cast him in the show, it is unlikely it will be able to carry on without him.
A source told E! News: "It is hard to imagine a way in which it could go on. His role would have to be recast and there weren't any other actors in serious consideration aside from Philip. If the show does move forward, the premiere would be delayed as pilot would need to be reshot."
Philip's death comes just a few weeks after it was announced the network had picked up 10 episodes of the comedy-drama, in which he played ad agency executive Thom Payne who gets the "gift of insignificance" on his birthday, as well as a new boss.
Following the news of his death, Showtime paid tribute to his "fine and brilliant" talent.
The network released a statement saying: "Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation's finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time."
At the time of his death, the actor was working on 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2', with just seven days of shooting on the second movie left to finish. His work as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the first movie was "substantially complete".
His passing will not affect the release of the movies, which are scheduled for November 2014 and 2015.
Justin Bieber has reportedly been caught on camera in a series of "compromising positions" with two strippers.
The 19-year-old singer was allegedly recorded on surveillance video in a lapdancing club in Queensland, Australia, last November and the raunchy footage features him "spanking" the bare butts of the women and
"pulling off their panties with his teeth", RadarOnline.com reports.
A still image from the 12-minute "crystal clear" video - which is said to be being shopped for sale to various media outlets for a "fortune" - shows the 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker wearing a baseball cap backwards with the two topless women, and a security guard can be seen standing near by.
A source told the website the singer is "in compromising positions and romping with two strippers during which he spanks their bum and pulls off their panties with his teeth".
The news comes days after Justin and his friend Khalil Sharieff were pictured each licking the nipples of a topless stripper at a recent party.
A source told TMZ that the woman - who was described as "old enough to be [Justin's] mother" - was hired to "perform" for the teenage star and his friends at a bash at a Los Angeles recording studio.
Lindsay Lohan's father is writing a tell-all book.
Michael Lohan - who had been trying to stop ex-wife Dina from releasing an autobiography of her own - has reportedly agreed a deal that allows his former spouse to go ahead with her literary project, ...
Peter Andre has named his baby daughter Amelia.
The 'Behind Closed Doors' hitmaker - who also has two children Junior, eight, and Princess Tiaamii, six, with ex-wife Katie Price - and fiancée Emily MacDonagh welcomed their first child into the world last month but had struggled to pick a moniker for the little girl.
After consulting with his older kids, the couple were able to come to a decision.
He wrote on Twitter today (03.02.14): "Ok FINALLY we have a name for our beaut of a baby girl. Ems, J , P and I have decided on Amelia :):):) So lovely fans, before you read it anywhere else, here it is. Love ya 🙂 (sic)"
Peter revealed at the weekend he and Emily had a shortlist of classic English names they were choosing from, and he admitted at the time Amelia was his preference.
He said: "We have four names. Maybe you can help me out actually.
"We had Rose. I love Rose because it's English and beautiful.
"Amelia, beautiful name. Elizabeth. Alexandra. So these are the four names that we've been throwing around.
"I love them because they are English and they are beautiful.
"Then three days ago Emily throws another spanner in the works and says, 'What about Poppy?' Poppy is a nice name. Then she threw in Isabella and I thought that's a nice name. So we're sort of in a bit of a pickle here."
However, the 40-year-old star also admitted he was planning to let medical student Emily make the final decision.
He said: "I've had two children, biological children, and this is her first, so I want her to be happy. My favourite is Amelia. I love that name but I want her to be happy. I love that name."
Taylor Swift was joined on stage by Sam Smith at London's O2 Arena this weekend.
The blonde beauty invited the Brits Critics' Choice Award winner to team up with her last night (02.02.14) in England's capital, where she has a set of dates lined up as part of her RED tour.
The pair performed 'Money on My Mind' - which is from Sam's upcoming album 'In The Lonely Hour' - and the song has become a "favourite" for Taylor.
She wrote on Twitter: "Tonight at the O2, @samsmithworld sang my new favorite song "Money On My Mind" and smashed it! You need this song/artist in your life! (sic)"
Sam thanked the "gorgeous" star and was thrilled to have been given the exciting opportunity.
He wrote on Twitter: "Thank you so much to the gorgeous @taylorswift13 for singing 'money on my mind' with me tonight at the O2!! (sic)"
Taylor kicked off her five-night residency in London on February 1 where she was joined by Ed Sheeran for a performance of 'Lego House' and is due to head to Berlin on February 7.
Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL release their new single 'PRETZELBODYLOGIC' today (03.01.14).
The surprise announcement from the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker and his all-female band follows the news they will head to London this week to perform at a number of "iconic venues".
Dates and ticket details are yet to be announced for the eagerly-anticipated gigs but the musician will host a press conference at in the living room of singer Lianne La Havas to kick off his 'Hit and Run' tour.
The 24-year-old singer met Prince last year during her tour of America and afterwards they jammed together at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis.
3RDEYEGIRL, featuring guitarist Donna Grantis, bassist Ida Nielsen and drummer Hannah Ford Welton, are Prince's new multi-national all-girl rock trio.
The group's debut performance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' early last year was followed by concerts in Montreux, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Amsterdam, and a number of US cities, including a multi-night residency at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut with Prince's larger New Power Generation band.
Between performances they spent time at Paisley Park where they recorded the album 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM', which will be released later this year.
The Rolling Stones feel too old to commit to long tours.
The veteran rockers are set to embark on a series of gigs as part of their '14 On Fire' tour in Asia and Australia later this month but drummer Charlie Watts admits they are trying to keep their tours short these days because of their "tender age".
The 72-year-old musician told The Australian.com: "We've done half of this one already.
"This is short compared to what we've done before, but it needs to be, I think, at our tender age.
"The thought of doing 50 shows, which was normal at one time for us to sign off on, that is quite daunting. Now we're doing that in little bits. If we don't do any more I'll be quite happy with that."
Charlie openly moaned about the thought of performing at iconic British festival Glastonbury last summer, but admits he had a blast reuniting with his bandmates - Mick Jagger
Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.
He said: "That was wonderful, although you should have been there when I didn't like the idea of doing Glastonbury in all the mud and everything.
"We had three weekends in England in July where we had fantastic weather and the crowds were great and I had a really good time in both places. I've got to learn to shut up about things. That's typical of me."
The band will be joined on tour by special guest Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969 until 1974.
The Vamps have been named as the winners of MTV Brand New 2014.
The indie pop band feel "very lucky" after two months of campaigning for votes and beating off stiff competition from BRITs Critics' Choice Award winner Sam Smith to the coveted title.
Drummer Tristan Evans told MTV: "We're very lucky and we feel very humbled and honoured to win such an awesome competition we've been growing up with."
Among other nominees this year for MTV Brand New were - Ella Eyre, Elyar Fox, BANKS, Royal Blood, Joel Compass, Kwabs, George Ezra and unsigned winner Marie Naffah.
The Vamps - which also features Bradley Simpson, Connor Ball and James McVey - follow in the footsteps of Ebony Day, Conor Maynard and Justin Bieber who are previous MTV Brand New champions.
Bradley added: "A big thank you to all our fans who voted for us, you're all amazing. It's a bit weird winning it when we've all grown up and seen the artists who have won it so thank you very much."
The 'Wild Heart' hitmakers' increasingly large fan base - nicknamed the vampettes - helped their debut single 'Can We Dance' reach number two in the UK Official Singles Chart last year, however they have previously brushed off a rivalry with One Direction.
They said: "We don't look at any other bands as competition. There is a massive music industry [and] there is space for loads of different bands, so it's not a competition."
The Cure are set to release a new album.
The 'Friday I'm In Love' band, who will play two sold out Teenage Cancer Trust shows at London's Royal Albert Hall next month, plan to drop their 14th studio album, the follow-up to their 2008's '4:13 Dream' th...